Winner of the Clive Sherwood Cup

The Clive Sherwood Cup is a new award for achievement in sport and is open to anyone between ages 11 -18 and the first recipient is Ella Gibson, a 17 year old member of Deer Park Archers, for her extraordinary achievements in archery. After only two years experience Ella is ranked UK No.1 in the Junior Compound of her sport.  Ella, from Cirencester, has also represented Great Britain in 2017 and won the British Indoor and Outdoor Under 18 Championships. The cup was presented at the Annual Town Meeting on 19th April.  
The standard of all the entrants was very high and Ella is the most deserved of winners. Nominated by Stef Gill, Head Junior Coach at Deer Park Archers, Ella has proved that she has the dedication and natural ability to go all the way to the top. Stef is confident that Ella fully displays the talent, dedication, determination, focus, commitment and amazing parental support that will undoubtedly get her to represent England and GB at International Level. The family of Clive Sherwood are delighted that the inaugural cup has been won by such a talent. 
Ella has recently returned from representing GB in the World Indoor Junior Championships in South Dakota, USA, just one year after she switched bow types, gaining vital tournament experience. The future looks exciting!  
 Clive Sherwood, who was a long serving member of staff at Cirencester Town Council, was due to retire from his position as Deputy CEO in late 2013, but sadly passed away following illness in October 2013. Colleagues felt it appropriate that after his years of commitment to the local communities he should be remembered in a positive way. Clive loved sport and in consultation with Clive’s family the Town Council established the Clive Sherwood Cup.